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02.24.17

Poll Results: Will the CFPB’s Prepaid Rule Be Repealed?

Congress is considering a joint resolution to repeal the rule, which was released last year. If that happens, what will be the result? Our readers respond.

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02.10.17

Poll Results: Carmakers and Payments

Carmakers are driving further into payments, whether through mobile parking apps, mobile wallets or retail partnerships. What’s the most lucrative path forward? Our readers respond.

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01.31.17

Poll Results: Chat Bots

With financial institutions, technology companies, retailers and payments networks launching (or planning to launch) chat bots, what does the future hold for the technology? Find out what our readers think.

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01.18.17

Poll Results: Investing to Grow

As 2016 came to a close, we asked our readers: Where will you be investing most to grow your business in 2017?

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02.15.17

Webinar: Millennials, Paycards and the Future

Access this deep dive into research conducted by the Pay Award-winning paycard provider Global Cash Card Inc. and the Center for Generational Kinetics to find out more about meeting the needs and wants of this digital-first generation.

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02.07.17

Paybefore’s Spotlight Webinar Series

For more than a decade, Paybefore has created the publications of choice for payments industry decision makers. Now you can reach these experts and potential partners live through Paybefore’s new Spotlight Webinar Series.

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11.16.16

Webinar: CFPB Final Rule on Prepaid Accounts: The Rules and Their Short- and Long-Term Impacts

K&L Gates payments lawyers get down to the nitty gritty with the CFPB’s expansive final prepaid accounts rule. Find out what you need to know for your business and earn CLE credit at the same time.

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11.14.16

Webinar: EMV Tokenization

The Smart Card Alliance presented a live Webinar on tokenization, the process of substituting valuable data with a token made up of random alphanumeric characters, and its potential to be a payments security game-changer for its ability to protect sensitive account data for in-store and online transactions.

Research & Analysis

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03.07.17

More Incentives! That’s What Mobile Wallet Users Want, New Study Says

Payments pundits for years have been saying consumers need incentives to use mobile wallets, and a new survey report from Auriemma Consulting Group has numbers to back up the claim.

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03.06.17

Emerging Payments a Hot Topic on Social Media, Study Finds

Consumers are expressing interest in and enthusiasm for emerging payment methods in their social media conversations, according to a new report. Mastercard’s fifth annual Digital Payments Study analyzed more than 3.5 million public interactions in 2016 between consumers on social media channels—including Facebook, Instagram and Twitter—to glean insight about consumer attitudes toward new payment technologies worldwide.

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02.28.17

Survey Finds Payment Schemes Worldwide Optimistic, Looking to Cooperate

Developing new services, adopting the latest technologies and collaboration are the top priorities among payment schemes worldwide, according to a new study.

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02.28.17

Study: Big Box Stores, Plastic Cards Dominate in Loyalty, Corporate Rewards

In a sign that many consumers use gift cards to purchase everyday household items, big box retailers continue to lead loyalty points and rewards redemptions in the U.S., according to a new study from the National Gift Card Corp. (NGC).

Spotlight on Companies

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02.21.17

Q&A with Walt Granville, Cachet Financial Solutions

No more “one and done.” That’s central to Cachet Financial Solutions’ mission for its prepaid clients and was the impetus for platform upgrades that were nearly a year in the making. Paybefore spoke with Walt Granville, senior vice president of mobile innovation, about what’s resonating with clients and how Cachet is using optimized mobile apps to help them fight churn.

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02.21.17

Innovators’ Spotlight: Raise

The Chicago-based startup enables consumers to easily purchase and redeem e-gift cards right from their smartphones, essentially turning unwanted e-gifts into a convenient and useful form of digital currency.

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01.24.17

Innovators’ Spotlight: ClassWallet

As companies fight for wallet share, ClassWallet’s focus on bringing efficiency to K-12 education expense management has helped the startup launch a successful digital wallet, prepaid card and online marketplace that could be a springboard to other niche markets.

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06.30.16

Innovators’ Spotlight: AuthenticID

Social media has made it simple for criminals to get their hands on everything from your pet’s name to the model of your first car. Add to that what seem like daily data breaches of sensitive information, and it’s not all that difficult for fraudsters to pretend to be legit customers. Enter AuthenticID, an Atlanta-based authentication specialist that combines government-issued ID information with facial recognition.

Spotlight on People

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08.02.16

Q&A with Susanne Steidl, Wirecard

In late June, Germany-based payments solutions provider Wirecard AG made a major foray into the North American prepaid market, announcing a definitive agreement to acquire Pennsylvania-based Citi Prepaid Services. Paybefore recently spoke with Susanne Steidl, managing director, Wirecard Acquiring and Issuing GmbH, about the Citi deal and how the acquisition fits into Wirecard’s overall growth strategy.

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07.26.16

Q&A with Ron Hynes, UniRush LLC

Ron Hynes has been on the job as the new CEO of UniRush LLC less than a month, but he’s already looking ahead. And, he’s not going to let the CFPB’s looming final prepaid rulemaking slow the company down when it comes to innovation and product development. Hynes spoke with Paybefore about what he brings to his new role and why UniRush’s cardholder settlement made him want the CEO job even more.

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06.21.16

Nominate Your Favorite Payments Tech Guru

You weighed in on Women Driving Payments Change, Top 10 Payments Lawyers and the Smartest People in Payments. Now we want to know which chief technology officers deserve the title of Top Payments Tech Guru. Enter your picks by July 1. We’ll tally the top vote-getters and have final voting from the short list next month. The Top Payments Tech Gurus will be featured in our Spring issue of Pay Magazine.

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06.01.16

Q&A with Steve Montross, CPI Card Group

For card manufacturers like CPI Card Group, the U.S. transition to EMV continues to be a top priority. But broader trends like the rise of e-commerce and wearables also are shaping a business that goes well beyond plastic.

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